Troubled times for gender equality

By Kathleen Lennon & Rachel Alsop

We are living in troubled times for those seeking to promote gender equality. Despite progress in women’s rights, and the recognition of gay marriage and the chance to legally change assigned gender identity in some places, there is alongside a backlash against gained gender … Read More

Language and Gender, 3rd Edition

By Mary Talbot

Language and Gender first appeared in 1998. The opportunity to produce a third edition has been a challenge, but a very welcome one. The field has continued to be vibrant. In constant development, it has seen significant shifts since the book’s initial publication twenty years ago. The … Read More

Economics and Sex: The Naked Truth

In March 2018, in the British coastal resort of Brighton, a female Cambridge economist went on a secret mission. She left her dingy hotel room, took the lift downstairs to the conference suite and walked into the gala reception of the Royal Economic Society annual conference (a gathering of some … Read More

Contemporary Politics in the Middle East, 4th Edition

By Beverley Milton-Edwards

Since 2011 the contemporary Middle East has entered an era of uncertainty characterised by protest politics, new conflicts in countries like Syria, rising ethnic tensions, insurgency, and terrorism. State responses to these political changes have often been reactionary as elites attempt to shore up authoritarian rule and … Read More

A Feminist Manifesto for Education

I celebrate international, global, feminist research and activism to provide a manifesto for the future in my book A Feminist Manifesto for Education. European Union (EU) funded research through the Daphne programme about violence against women and girls (VAWG) provide the basis for my argument of the need for … Read More

Asking What We Want From The Porn We Need

Does pornography harm its viewers? Does it help improve healthy sexual development? What about the workers – are they harmed or helped by making porn? The answer is simple – as we demonstrate in our new book Pornography: Structures, Agency and Performance: it depends.

In the case of pornography … Read More